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'To Bless All Mankind'

The moral action in naming genocide

From the June 6, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, March 18, 2016.


Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration declared on March 17 that the Islamic State has committed genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians, and Shiite Muslims. The designation is only a legal stance, one based on a 1948 international treaty written after the Holocaust.